October 2, 2014
Born in Ramsey, NJ
Resided in Catskill, NY
Born and brought up in Ramsey, NJ, Mr. Weber earned a degree in electrical engineering from Virginia Millitary Institute in Lexington, VA. He served in the US Army during World War II, and returned to VMI to complete his degree afterward. He went on to law school at Columbia University, where he was a law review editor, and met his first wife Margaret Wilson. He returned to Ramsey, and for 45 years practiced law with his father, Walter W. Weber, in the firm of Weber, Muth, and Weber, specializing in banking and public utility law. After the closing of that firm, he practiced with several successor firms, most recently Poff and Weber in Hawthorne, NJ.
The Webers had homes in Upper Saddle River, NJ and Cottekill, NY, and raised two daughters, Ellen and Anne. Following the death of Margaret, Mr. Weber married Barbara Newcombe of Catskill, NY in 1992.
Mr. Weber had life-long interests in boating, photography, and historic houses. He owned and operated the Catskill Marina for more than 25 years, and was a founding member of the Hudson River Chapter of the Antique and Classic Boat Society. He later served several terms on the board of the ACBS, traveling throughout the United States and Canada for boat shows and other events. He was also a trustee of the Hudson River Maritime Museum in Kingston. It was a great joy for him to go on trips on his boats, including many trips to Chesapeake Bay, Long Island Sound, Lake Champlain, the Erie Canal, and Florida. In his apartment in Vero Beach, FL he enjoyed watching the boats passing on the Intracoastal Waterway. He also photographed boats and scenery from his voyages, as well as historic buildings all over New York, and throughout the east coast. He passed on his love of classic boats and boating to his grandson James who was his companion for many boat rides and fishing trips.
Mr. Weber served on the board of Bergen Pines County Hospital, and was also involved with the Boy Scouts and the Saddle River Reformed Church.
Walter Weber is survived by his wife Barbara; his daughters Ellen Stevens of Oklahoma City and Anne Weber Schure of Princeton, NJ; sons-in-law David Schure and Calvin Rees; grandson James Schure; step children Geoffrey Newcombe, Pam Abele, and Stephanie Walsh; and nieces Peg Sestrich and Christine Burr. His sister Margaret Burr pre-deceased him.
Memorial contributions may be made to: Keystone State Boychoir, 35 W. Chelten Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19144; or Friends of the Beattie-Powers Place, P. O. Box 453, Catskill, NY 12414.
A memorial gathering will be scheduled at a later date.
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